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Warning about new car insurance scam…. ‘Flash for Cash’

A BBC report tells us of yet  another scam which we all end up paying-for in our insurance premiums!

The scammers appear to flash their headlights to invite you out from a junction. They then ram your car so they can then blame you for the ‘accident’ and claim huge amounts of money from your insurer.

Hopefully you all ready know what the Highway Code says about flashing of headlights?

 The Highway Code says: “Flashing headlights. Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there. Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users. Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Use your own judgement and proceed carefully.”

Intensive Driving Courses

I shall be conducting an intensive course of driving lessons in Cambridge this week, and wanted to take the opportunity to explain a bit about what this involves.

Intensive, or semi-intensive driving lessons are not for everyone! It often takes time to build good driving habits, so most people prefer to take a few lessons a week over an extended period.

But if you are in a hurry, or perhaps find it difficult to fit lessons into your normal schedule, an intensive course might be right for you.

Your driving instructor will probably want to see you driving for a couple of hours in order to assess whether or not an intensive course would suit you. It works best for someone who either has a natural affinity or talent for driving a car, or who perhaps has experience from previous driving lessons.

Giving an intensive course of driving lessons is always good business for the driving instructor (e.g. no lost, unpaid, time driving between customers), but it is you the customer who needs to be sure that it is the right choice for you!

If you think this might suit you — please ask me for an assessment drive so we can discuss further.